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Use Of Play-Action Pass Continues To Pay Off For Steelers

The use of the play-action pass as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is a topic that really interests me, because during the early tenure of the Todd Haley offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has utilized it at a level that was far below average. In the season opener, the…


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Steelers Still Tinkering With Punt Return Situation

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Bengals on Sunday, they provided a rather unconventional strategy—at least for them—when it comes to attacking the punt return game. As we have talked about several times over the past couple of weeks, we have talked about how the Steelers list Antonio Brown…


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Film Room: How Pittsburgh Shut Down A.J. Green

Two catches for 36 yards. That’s what the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to hold A.J. Green to, arguably the worst performance of his career against this team. We know Ross Cockrell spent most of the day on him but it takes more than just a name to shutdown a top…


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Steelers Vs Bengals: Missed Tackles Report

In nasty conditions Sunday at Heinz Field, the ever-improving Pittsburgh Steelers defense had another strong performance, holding the Cincinnati Bengals to just 16 points to pick up a 24-16 win. Like I did following the Week 1 win over Washington, I’ll take a look at missed tackles by the Steelers…



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Sammie Coates Has Limited Role In Two-Receiver Sets

Over the course of the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, predictably, run the majority of their offense out of obvious passing sets, namely the 11 and 01, with three and four wide receivers on the field, respectively. Though it hasn’t been as frequent as one…




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2016 South Side Questions: What Is The Source Of Pass Rush Woes?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



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Steelers Sign Brown-Dukes To Practice Squad, Release Hagen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have flip-flopped a move they made less than a week ago, announcing the signing of RB Brandon Brown-Dukes to the practice squad. Safety Jacob Hagen was released in a corresponding move. We have signed RB Brandon Brown-Dukes to our practice squad, and released S Jacob Hagen from…


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Steelers Film Room: An Early Look At Eagles Rookie QB Carson Wentz

Regardless of what you read below about Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, you have to tip your cap to North Dakota State product as he has his team 2-0 heading into his team’s Week 3 home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With that disclaimer out of the way, below…


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Eagles’ Ertz And McKelvin Game-Time Decisions Sunday

Your first early look at the suddenly 2-0, talk-of-the-town, Philadelphia Eagles. Focusing on the injury front with two big names question for Sunday’s showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Doug Pederson called tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin questionable according to CSN’s Reuben Frank. Pederson said Ertz…


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Harrison And Williams’ Desire To Win Trumps Accolades

When you’re in your 30s, when the end of your career is visible on the horizon, the stats don’t matter. The role doesn’t matter. It’s all about winning. That’s the mentality DeAngelo Williams and James Harrison have adopted in Pittsburgh. For Williams, it’s for that chance to win his first…